Barry Jackson, tenor vocalist and musician chosen for both his school choir and orchestra and also his church choir. His teenage years saw him singing and performing in amateur dramatic shows, alongside his mother, a mezzo soprano. Ashton and Dukinfield Operatic Society is renowned in the area and would often put on shows at Tameside Theatre.
Barry followed this early beginning with further studies at Salford Music College in Manchester. You will have often seen him performing for Pontins Holidays with their in house entertainments team. He returned to his home area in the north of England to tour the Northern Club circuit.
This was followed by contracts with Spain’s Benidorm Palace working alongside international stars such as The Four Tops and the Platters. Back in England Barry again supported pop industry acts such as Snake Davies and Jim Diamond.
Major instrument distributor John Hornby Skewes & Co Ltd are always keen to book Barry who has performed with artists such as The Yardbirds and Jerry Donahue. Manchester venues included Bookbinders, Talk Of The North & The Embassy Club. Also Cinnamon Club, Willows Variety Club and Benidorm Palace. As a woodwind instrument specialist he is well known for playing the flute and sax on a regular basis.
Country, Soul, Motown Sets: Well known for his ballads and opera, Barry is equally at home with Country, Soul & Motown. He can work really well to a brief or a theme for a show or concert. A very versatile singer and musician playing and singing musical styles from classical right through to modern.
Private parties, weddings, functions and concerts are popular. Maybe you’d like him to perform as a support act as he is more than happy to tour. Recording studio work is also a consideration. Barry Jackson is also an accomplished musician, often working with well known home and international musicians like Martin Bennett and the Green River Jazz Band, Francisco Perez and Florian Popa.
Albums and Singles For Your Collection
Duo concertante: II. Reyerta – Igor Urruchi & Florian Popa
Snakebites – Snake Davis
Blue Shoes – Jim Diamond
The Four Tops: The Ultimate Collection – Four Tops
Shape of Things: The Very Best of the Yardbirds – The Yardbirds